Uno Chicago Grill
29 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 280-5120
Phone: (312) 670-1228
Fax: (312) 280-5125
Pizzeria Uno Restaurant
UNO Pizzeria & Grill
Parking: Garage, Validated
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Take Out, Italian, European, Continental, Bar & Grills, Pizza
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
THE ORIGINAL AND STILL THE BEST!!!
I just moved to Chicago (in 8 days---quick trip!) and HAD to try the original (at least I think it is) Uno's. #1-derful, to say the least!! i just moved from the California desert, and missed good, solid pizza. The pizza in Califronia tends to generally be NYC-style, i.e. thin without a lot of toppings. Chicago is wayyyyyy different, as everyone knows and now I (thankfully!) have experienced.
10/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have lived in Chicago for over 30 years. I was looking forward to finally tasting Pizzeria Uno. We purchased two large pizzas one chicken and sausage. I am sad to say that on Friday 10-7-11 at 12:00pm. you guys must have been very busy in the kitchen because both of those pizzas were dry and not very tasty. Yes, I am very disappointed.
05/16/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I love Pizzeria Uno. They are a classic Chicago landmark restaurant.
The deep dish pizza here is so good, it's not the classic deep dish you think of like the kind you get from Giordanos, but it is excellent!
Get the supreme style pizza, you will absolutely love it.
I have always gotten great service here and love the atmosphere.
People seem to either hate Pizzeria Uno, or love it, depending on their love of pizza and their background. This review is geared toward tourists, as downtown locals more than likely have been here already and have formed their opinons.
Things tourists might dislike:
The wait times can be pretty long (45 mins to over an hour when it's busy) and the place is small and cramped. Noise levels can also get pretty loud.
Things tourists might like:
Even though the wait times can be long, you can at least place your order when you put your name down so at least you may not have to wait much longer after you sit down for your deep dish pizza (which traditionally takes longer to make than a regular or thin crust).
Things tourists might like or dislike:
The deep dish pizza itself! I've had friends from the west coast come out and absolutely love the pie-like crust and how the toppings are placed under the cheese. At the same time, I've heard complaints about the tomato chunks in the sauce. Friends from the east coast have just plainly said that nothing is better than New York pizza. I have not had the chance to judge, though I hope to do so this summer.
So there it is. I hope this helps people that have never been to Pizzeria Uno. If you're from out of town and are in downtown, I recommend a go at this place.
02/21/2011Provided by Citysearch -
DEEP DISH for sure and while there was a 1 hour wait I can't say it was worth it. The pizza was bland and did not have much sauce, if any, on it. The sauce pretty much consisted of cut up whole tomatoes. It tasted like I was eating dough. The salad was drenched in dressing so much so lettuce covered with dressing on the bottom of the bowl. The serving size however was well worth the price. I would have considered giving Pizzeria Uno a second chance since people rave about it until I discovered my purse was stolen during my lunch. I informed the waiter my purse was stolen, he apologized and said ""not again"". He went to go inform the manager and when he came back he said there is nothing we can do for you. It happens a lot here and which is why we have a security guard but he is off duty today. I inquired about getting the meal free due to the major inconvenience and he said the manager is not authorizing it. The manager didn't even come out to speak with me! It was the worst service I have encountered at any establishment. The 1 star ""EH"" does not adequately explain how displeased I have been with the whole experience. I am always going to different pizza shops and trying different recipes since chicago has an array to choose from but this has been the worst establishment I have come across.
Visitor beware whenever going to Pizzeria Uno. They have a track record of stolen property and bad managing.
10/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Terrible experience... I brought a friend who's from out of town to experience Chicago deep dish pizza. I have had other brands of deep dish in Chicago, thought I would try Uno for the first time with my friend.
We sat down knowing that pizza might take a while but still wanted to try.
However when it's almost an hour, we finally asked the hostess (waitress was no where to be found) to check on our food, she said “it’ll be a few more minutes” without even checking. I asked her if she could check, and she came back saying “it’s only been 51 minutes, it could take up to one hour usually"". I said “but two other tables with more people and ordered more food and larger pizza have all gotten their food” , she said"" they probably ordered before you did"", I said “ No, they didn't sit down after we have placed the order”. She was visibly upset and said “ we have warned you it could be a while, they will bring it out when it’s ready.” And walked away. I asked to speak to the manager. We waited another about 10 minutes before we got our “ small” pizza. If the service attitude had been nicer, it wouldn’t be such a terrible experience of waiting. It was so terrible that I don’t think I will ever take any friends there.
I saw an episode of Chicago deep dish pizza on travel channel where Uno’s pizza was compared with lou malnati's pizza. I regretted terribly I didn’t go for another pizza restaurant where I knew I had great experience before.
No matter how great the recipe of the pizza or how great the company name is, the customer service ruined the whole meal and we spent 2 hours for a small pizza and a ruined Sunday lunch.
07/10/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Big fan of Uno's been going there on when in Chicago for year. Went there yesterday and hadn't been in a couple of years and I was very disappointed. First off the pizza just tasted old... I mean I had to wait 45 min for the pizza and the crust was dried out and cool like the pie had been sitting for a while, and I got it as carry out and waited in the store for a half an hour. All I'm saying is if I had to sit and wait on my pizza for a half an hour why did my pizza taste like a frozen pizza that had been sitting out for an hour?!?! If you want great pizza in Chicago at this point forget Uno's and go to Giordano's
03/31/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Wait is long. Pizza is Terrible. Service is not very good either. I have a feeling they troll this site putting in good reviews of themselves. How about putting that effort into improving your game instead of just trying to strip tourists of their cash.
06/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
After living with Pizza Papalis in Detroit for so many years, I just assumed that that was a decent representation of Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Boy, was I wrong! The pizza arrived and it was not at all what I know and love as ""deep dish"". It was essentially a really doughy pizza. While a Pizza Papalis pizza weighs like 20 pounds from being packed with cheese and meat and vegetables, Uno was mostly dough, with the usual amount of cheese and toppings on top. Just sitting on top! Like a regular pizza! Why is that so special?
Therefore, I don't refer to Michigan deep dish pizzas as ""Chicago-style"" anymore. Who wants a mouthful of dough? Go eat some pancakes.
11/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I'll be frank about Pizzeria Uno, and concise - if you want authentic Chicago pizza pie, go here. It won't be to everyone's tastes, and it won't live up to a lot of peoples' expectations. What you get is basically a recipe that hasn't changed in the decades this place has been around - a pie crust that is crumbly and hearty, combined with a powerful tomato sauce that is spiced lightly and with cheese that is simply the best in the country, leaving you satisfied with one (and a guilty second!) piece, you will rejoice tomorrow when you have leftovers. Many people are put off with the wait - come early. Many people complain about the wait staff - talk to the manager, they will come. And if you are used to substandard pizza (like St. Louis style with Provel ... Provolone and velveeta cheese mixed *shudder*, or New York style pizza with gallons of grease per slice) then you will not like this. However if you are unbiased and simply looking for a homely, dark pizza house then this is the place. Order the pepperoni pizza for an extra special taste that will leave you breathless at how pizza should be.
10/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I was SO disappointed with Pizzeria Uno's pizza after having seen a segment about them on TV. There was about an hour wait [and I'm willing to wait for GOOD food], when we finally were seated we had mediocre service from an old lady who was obviously prejudiced against young people, and their food really kind of sucked.
Their salad almost looked like those packaged salads you can buy for cheap at the grocery store.. and tasted like it too. The dressing wasn't great either.
To top it off their pizza was fairly bland. The cheese was good, the crust was OK, but the sauce was god awful. I'm thinking maybe locals like this place just because they remember it from their childhoods or something.. but the pizza DEFINITELY is not all it's cracked up to be. My favorite Chicago-style pizza is from Pizza Papalis in Detroit, Michigan. All of their ingredients are amazing and their sauce is perfectly seasoned and flavorful. Pizza Papalis puts Pizzeria Uno to SHAME!
08/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Have not had Uno's since I was a kid and decided to go after a day down at Navy Pier. Arrived at 5:15 with our 2 kids and was told it would be a 45-90 minute wait, but that they put your order in so that it is 80% cooked when you get to your table. We finally sat down a few minutes before 7 (almost 2 hour wait) and we did not get our pizza until 7:30. Our waiter was very rude with a huge attitude problem and couldn't have cared less that the pizza was taking so long--in fact he didn't even notice we had been waiting so long until I pointed it out to him. And even then, he acted like I was making up the whole time-frame thing. When we finally got it, we were really disappointed. It tasted like it had been sitting for 15 minutes on a counter or something. The only redeeming thing about our evening was when the manager came over to ask how everything was and we told her about what we had experienced. She was very apologetic and ended up taking 1/2 $ off our pizza which is not what we were looking for, as we told her. All in all, the service was TERRIBLE, the pizza mediocre and I am sure we will never go back again.
07/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We went to Pizzeria Uno for lunch and avoided the long wait, at 3PM or so there was only a 15-30 minute wait for 2, which was wonderful because I expected to wait much longer from the reviews. Also, they take your pizza order at the time of reservation, so even if you have to wait 45 minutes for a table, your pizza will be ready when you sit down, or at least be in preparation. The restaurant was small, but I wouldn't consider it cramped. My girlfriend and I ordered a small Spinocolli pizza(Spinach and Broccoli specialty) and a salad bowl to share. Both were very delicious. I personally did not think the spinocolli tasted so great, but my girlfriend thought that it was amazing. The pizza itself was wonderful and I liked the crust a lot, it was mainly the broccoli that I didn't find so great on the pizza. Other than that, great restaurant. My girlfriend and I were not able to finish a small pizza,
06/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
As a young couple visiting Chicago we asked the cab driver where the best pizza was in town at 11 o'clock at night. He took us to Pizzeria Uno. We order whatever the house recommended and order Cheese Garlic Bread and Mild Boneless Buffalo Wings. The garlic bread was good but not great but the wings were awesome. They had all the flavor of the spicy wings but none of the heat. Then the Pizza came. This thing was perfect. The sauce was great, the flavors of the meat of the pepperonis and canadian bacon was great, the pizza had enough cheese to say that it actually had cheese, and the crust was crumbly goodness that leaves you eager to eat the crust. I visited Chicago and decided to move to Chicago, not for pizzeria uno (but thats a great reason too), but it is definately well worth the wait. I WILL go back and gladly wait for over an hour to eat. Hope this helps...
I love pizza, and especially deep dish. Uno's is the absolute best deep-dish pizza... ever... anywhere! Very few people know that the recipe is specific to this original Pizzeria Uno location, or that deep-dish pizza started here: thick crust, then cheese, then toppings, then tomatos and sauce on top. Any nay-sayers who complain about waiting an hour to get the delightful dish ought to know... Hello! ... That's how long you have to wait for your pizza to cook. Head to Ohio and Wabash early to beat the lunch or dinner rushes. If you must, head over to Pizzeria Due, a short walk away.
Don't let the guy who loves Edwardo's fool you...UNO is Chicago Pizza at it's best.
Ask for butter crust and you won't ever want another pizza.
I suspect the edwardo's guy is not from Chicago...because any real Chicagoian would tell you, eat at UNO's if you want real Chicago Pizza. That man must be from New York.